A crazy-rook endgame followed by an elegant stalemate swindle.
E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2
Evans' famous "Swindle of the Century" ends with suicidal rook.
Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2
El Torre Loco! But the bullfighter dodges the insane beast!
O Chajes vs R B Estera, 1913
(A84) Dutch, 55 moves, 0-1
The Crazy Rook fails where the king can make luft.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
(C42) Petrov Defense, 67 moves, 1-0
More fun than a spite check: a blizzard of spite checks!
Cordel / Minckwitz / Allies vs Anderssen / Goering / Allies, 1871
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 67 moves, 1-0
DeFirmian almost swindles Christiansen with a Crazy Rook
L Christiansen vs de Firmian, 1985
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 1-0
Crazy Castle Carousel: round and round she goes...
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2
Kamikaze chess salvages half a point.
Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2
A computer's rook goes crazy due to technical anomalies!
Deep Junior vs Deep Fritz, 2001
(C42) Petrov Defense, 109 moves, 1-0
When the King is frozen, the Rook turns psychotic.
K Wockenfuss vs Andersson, 1977
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2
White misses the Crazy Rook (37.Bxe4!!) and resigns instead.
F J Perez Perez vs Ivkov, 1962
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 36 moves, 0-1
Crazy castle goes cuckoo for coco puffs.
Miles vs Rachels, 1989
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2
Only crazy for a single move, but that's all it takes!
W Fuller vs L Basin, 1992
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2
Easiest way to force a draw.
Cmilyte vs Lagno, 2012
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2
46.Bb3!! a shot only a computer would think of
Shredder vs Gull, 2013
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2